Director Internal Audit in Boston MA Resume Christopher Booth

					18 Cedar Hill Drive  Danvers, Massachusetts 01923  (617) 512-1733 


Strategic senior executive in leading financial consulting firms, drafting and executing plans for exceptional corporate and client security and profitability.         Demonstrate expertise in business development and re-engineering, operations direction, policy development, process improvement, system management, program and project management, account management, fiscal oversight, quality assurance, and customer satisfaction. Provide high-impact consultations for clients engaged in manufacturing, health care, consumer goods, leisure, technology, defense, and higher education sectors. Analyze complex financial issues for achievement of bold, streamlined resolutions. Lead meaningful change to meet rapidly evolving financial circumstances. Forge and maximize key business relationships and strategic partnerships. Train, direct, and focus teams to surpass enterprise targets. Prioritize and advance multi-tiered agendas in challenging environments. Identify and pursue opportunities to achieve continuous improvement. Global Corporate Leadership  Auditing Methodology  Business & Financial Modeling  World-Class Operations Revenue Generation & Savings  Asset Management & Protection  Risk Management  Budget Control  Data Analysis Internal Controls  Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance  Ethics & Policy Enforcement  Fraud Investigations  Reporting Tool Creation  Forensic Accounting  Needs Assessments  Resource Allocations  Goal Setting  Benchmarking Client Acquisition & Retention  Communications  Vendor & Contract Management  Negotiations  Problem Solving

RSM MCGLADREY, Boston, Massachusetts  2007 – Present Financial consulting firm specializing in business, wealth, and retirement management. Director Demonstrate outstanding leadership of regional risk management practice in Boston to include control of 4 direct reports. Provide client management for major university; technology, investment, and start-up enterprises; labor union trust fund; and high net worth individuals while monitoring internal controls, internal audits, risk assessments, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Re-engineered position following underperformance of predecessor through release of problematic account, replacement of staff with high-caliber professionals, and personal attention to client projects. Established accounting function for trust fund entity for greater transparency and control. Conducted fraud investigations, resulting in recapture of hidden wages and profits. Expanded client base through cross-selling of added services.      Promoted to direct risk management practice in Boston shortly after hire, resulting in rating as No. 1 performer in consulting practice. Transformed small and non-profitable consulting practice to profitable business to include development of minor project to largest client relationship in region. Revised control processes for $1B trust fund, eliminating duplications and reducing audit expenses. Managed Sarbanes-Oxley testing outsourcing for technology manufacturer, facilitating process improvements of 30%. Achieved incremental sales of $1.5M.

CHRISTOPHER J. BOOTH, Boston, Massachusetts  2006 Self-started financial consulting enterprise. Independent Consultant: Provided risk assessment and drafted internal audit plan for technology company. Revised Human Resource and Finance process flows and facilitated narratives for Sarbanes-Oxley testing and compliance for leading animal research company.


HURON CONSULTING GROUP, Boston, Massachusetts  2002 – 2006 Leading financial consulting firm specializing in financial and liability analysis, as well as operational consulting services for Fortune 500 companies and Top 50 U.S. law firms. Director Provided strategic management of 2 large public universities’ sourcing initiatives, as well as smaller-scale projects for 2 private institutions and Fortune 500 enterprise. Reduced costs through data analysis, business case development, and vendor alignment and negotiations. Created audit planning tool for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance among Board of Directors. Orchestrated worldwide data capture and reconciliation of financial records for business consolidation. Oversaw physical consolidation of business entities from West to East Coast.    Analyzed and negotiated contracts for 2 clients, resulting in recognition as best-in-class performance. Led team delivery of savings in excess of $6M for large university with additional annual student savings of nearly $1M. Headed initiative at second university, resulting in savings of $2M.

ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP, Boston, Massachusetts  1997 – 2002 Leading global accounting firm providing auditing, tax, and consulting services. Senior Manager Innovated comprehensive, high-value audit programs for stakeholders with risk-based analysis and corrective action plans. Coordinated internal and external audit requirements for multi-state enterprise. Arranged risk consulting outsourcing for large consumer products manufacturer, as well as largest ski resort company in North America. Facilitated risk assessment workshops involving more than 30 clients. Headed special projects relevant to operational reviews for manufacturer of consumer goods and mail order specialty company, resulting in improved processes and significant cost savings.   Created global risk profile for multi-national consumer goods company and controlled their outsourced internal audit function. Identified and removed areas of waste, resulting in significant savings of time and revenue. Selected for role as Instructor at Andersen school.

Additional career highlights include the following: Project Leader from 1995 – 1997 with Digital Equipment Corporation. Managed process and data collection for U.S. customer training transition to PeopleSoft platform. Independent Consultant from 1994 – 1995 with EMC Manufacturing. Examined building costs associated with rental property, resulting in savings to lessee of 25%. Finance Operations Manager from 1984 – 1994 with Digital Equipment Corporation. Directed worldwide budget and reporting for materials function. Facilitated division’s maintenance of competitive edge in face of significant changes in environment through savings of $6M. Received Financial Excellence Award for development of alternative IT investment methodology. Additional positions include Group Budget Manager with BTR Paper Group; as well as positions as Controller, Internal Auditor, Assistant Controller, and Staff Accountant in commercial, consumer goods, and leisure activity firms.

Master of Accountancy, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts Bachelor of Business Administration, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts

Certified Public Accountant  Certified Internal Auditor  Certified Fraud Examiner

Description: Christopher Booth is a Strategic Senior Executive in leading financial consulting firms, drafting and executing plans for exceptional corporate and client security and profitability.